Linking Transportation and the Supply Chain

Menlo partners with Baan to offer logistics application

Redwood City, CA  October 1, 2001  Companies looking to integrate their transportation management with their supply chain management have another option today with the release of a new application from Menlo Logistics.

Menlo says its Logistics Management Solution (LMS) is the first software package to provide seamless integration of transportation management and supply chain management. The company claims that its new solution can replace the four or five systems that might have been previously required for large and complex logistics operations in a company's global supply chain.

LMS provides a single repository for transactions, giving users a global event management and reporting system with one source for information. Menlo says that this integration enables greater supply chain visibility, faster project implementation and increased collaboration with partners.

In addition to core logistics provisions, Menlo LMS has provisions for planning, assembly, postponement and reverse logistics.

Developed by Menlo Logistics in conjunction with Dutch enterprise resource planning supplier Baan, LMS is complementary to the iBaan solutions used by Baan's customers and is closely related to Baan's soon-to-be-announced iBaan logistics solution.

Commenting on the joint development, Ed Feitzinger, Menlo's vice president of technology and engineering, said, "The Baan architecture allows us to leverage a common instance across our customer base while customizing for each company's unique requirements."

With annual revenues approaching $1 billion, 10-year-old Menlo is a subsidiary of CNF Inc.